The three-time 110 world champion M Hurdles and US Olympic gold medalist Greg Foster died Sunday at the age of 64 years, the UCLA athletic department announced Monday.
The American hedge legend battled amyloidosis, a rare disease in which a build-up of proteins causes organ damage, for several years. This illness led to him having to undergo a heart transplant in 2020.
After a distinguished collegiate career at UCLA, where he won the national title in the 110-meter hurdles in 1978 and 1980, Foster won a total of 10 US national titles in the indoor and outdoor hurdles from 1981-1991.
Foster won gold in the 110m hurdles at the first three World Athletics Championships in 1983, 1987 and 1991, in addition to a silver medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics in her specialty.